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Dissecting Owl Pellets in Mrs. Kelley's Class

Submitted by riley.winward on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 20:01
Attributions: 
Kathy Kelley

Mrs. Kelley's class has been learning about animal adaptations.  We talked about an owl's food chain and learned that all animals depend on plants.  We learned that owls have an organ called a gizzard where the hard parts of their food that they cannot digest  are stored, then regurgitated.  We dissected these "pellets" to discover the bones of animals that the owls had eaten.  It was so much fun!  We were able to match the bones we found with a diagram of a vole, which a big part of an owl's diet.